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Massapequa Man Arrested for Scamming Senior Driver Over Fake Car Damage at Parking Lot

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The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Massapequa man for Petit Larceny that occurred on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 am in Levittown.

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Christopher Gabriele, 31, of Massapequa, was arrested. Detectives request anyone who may have been a victim to such a crime to contact Second Squad Detectives at 516-573-6254 or call 911.

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Levittown, NY - January 10, 2017 - The Second Squad reports the arrest of a Massapequa man for Petit Larceny that occurred on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 11:00 am in Levittown.

According to detectives, a 79 year old female victim was driving her vehicle on Newbridge Road when she was motioned to pull over by a male in a black Acura.  When the victim stopped she was approached by the male who identified himself as Tom Ray Jr. and claimed the victim struck his car in the Walmart parking lot in East Meadow.  The victim was told by the defendant to pay $600 if she wanted to avoid a police report and filing a claim through her insurance.  The victim told the defendant she did not hit any car in the parking lot, but the defendant insisted she did and the victim became intimidated. 

The victim returned to her residence and gave the defendant $600 in USC.  The arrestee returned to the victim’s residence later that night claiming the damage was going to cost more and presented a fraudulent estimate from an auto body shop.  The victim called 911 to report the incident.  The defendant was arrested and identified as Christopher Gabriele, 31, of Massapequa.

The defendant was charged with Petit Larceny and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument 3rd degree.

Detectives request anyone who may have been a victim to the above crime should contact Second Squad Detectives at 516-573-6254 or call 911.